Apple Cider Vinegar As An Internal & External Health Tonic

We all know that An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, right? Well, here's another one you might not be aware of: A shot of Apple Cider Vinegar a day or even a shot before each meal is known to be one of the best cleanses for your body as well as one of the best health boosting habits! 

I have previous shared how I use this natural goodness as a magical remedy for cleaning my yoga mat or rinsing my veggies. Here I'm going to share with you which ACV you should use as a natural supplement to your diet in order to improve and heal your health, boost your energy and potentially start shining on the inside as well as the outside.

It is very important that you drink the right kind of ACV in order to obtain any of the desired health benefits. The right kind is the real kind: Organic, Raw, Unfiltered ACV which contains the "mother" of vinegar. You can find many ACV on the shelves with different labels and fancy adjectives but not to worry you can easily recognize the right one as the liquid is not transparent but kind of foggy and brown'ish. My good friend and food expert Lou (known in Shanghai as Loueatsmore) has always recommended me to use BRAGG's Apple Cider Vinegar and I recently went to the amazing Sprout Lifestyle in Surpass Course 570 Yongjia lu to pick up a bottle (approx. RMB 70). 

The list of benefits provided by this drink is long and to mention the most important (in my opinion) ACV is known to: 

  • Improve digestion (why I like it before meals)
  • Prevent constipation (why I like it in the early mornings before breakfast)
  • Strengthen your immune system (why I like it hot in the winter)
  • Get rid of bad breath (which you can almost feel when you sip on it)
  • Detoxify your system (why I really like it as a daily detox after a toxic weekend)
  • Be anti-bacterial and anti-funcal (why I love it as a supplement when I live in dirty Shanghai)

If you want to read more about the research behind and ACV's additional benefits just hit google and use your common sense to find valid sources (which might not be personal blogs like this written by an Apple Cider Vinegar FAN). Or just head down to Sprout Lifestyle, grab a bottle and try for yourself. I was convinced about this historic elixir after the first sip!


Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV in a cup of hot water and sip on it. I love the flavor but if you don't try to add some honey.  

Aceto di Mele was around RMB 20 in O'le and I use it for cleaning. The bottle in the middle  was a bit more due to an "organic" label but as the ACV liquid is see-through it's clearly not raw and unfiltered. I currently use this for cleaning fruits & veggies but I would use the cheaper one for this as well. The BRAGG's to the right is famous for being the "real" Apple Cider Vinegar containing the "mother" of vinegar and this is the one I drink. 

Some weeks I use APV as a daily detox and drink it as the first thing in the morning. I swear I can feel a difference. I like it so much that I sometimes have it later in the day when I feel like something to sip on - don't overdo it though.  

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